I’m Jeanine aka The Business Ref. I am a small business consultant (just call me Yoda, my Jedi) for creative entrepreneurs (i.e. clothing designers, artists, café and restaurant owners, candle makers, photographers, etc.) who desire to create a sustainable and profitable business with lasting potential.
My consultation services allow me to assist creatives by combing standard business practices, years of experiences, and a practical hands-on approach to craft a custom action plan. Allowing those who work with me to create the business of their dreams on a solid business foundation. Through our journey together I will teach you how to keep income consistently coming in while enabling you to enjoy creating the products you love so much. My services have helped many gain clarity on their business goals and act to turn those goals into achievements.
As a business consultant, I have helped creatives build the business of their dreams by giving them the tools needed to continuously grow and develop. My years of experience and practical approach allows me to help my clients achieve their goals one step at a time. I have helped my clients increase their yearly revenue by 38% (on average), my wholesale intensive allowed one client to gain her first wholesale account within four weeks! My 12-week business intensive has helped another client successfully be booked out six weeks in advance within just the first four weeks of working with me! My biggest client success was taking a business that hadn’t turned a profit into a thriving business with my customer service based business practices.
As my business grows I hope to be able to help as many creatives as possible thrive. I firmly believe we all hold a piece of the puzzle and each of us is needed to build the bigger picture in life. Let’s build our dreams together one step at a time.
I did not intend to become a business consultant, that is a happy accident in my life. After years of running cafes and assisting small business owners in my community the opportunity to teach and share my knowledge ignited my passion for helping other creatives succeed.
I would love to chat with you about your business goals. Perhaps you are the Skywalker to my Yoda. The Danielson to my Mr. Miyagi, Anthony Micheal Hall Jr to my Molly Ringwald, the chunk to my Sloth, or the Sam to my Frodo.